The city assessor for Mason City has been accused of assault following a disturbance at a home. Read More

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A dispute over the appraised value of Luminant Energy's operations in Milam County could spell trouble as county commissioners and Rockdale school officials begin to plan 2015 budgets. Read More

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The difference between residential and commercial assessments in New York City will likely grow as the City Council adopted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget June 25. Although de Blasio and several council members stated that the budget will not raise taxes, critics are calling that semantics, saying that although tax rates will not increase, taxpayers’ bills will. Because the overall value of city property rose 6 percent from the prior fiscal year, actual tax liability will increase, even if rates do not, notes Capital New York. Commercial properties are expected to be hit much harder than residential properties under the new budget. Read More

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The Kauai County Council will consider a trio of bills on Wednesday that finance officials say will help clean up current real property tax policies and narrow inequalities in assessing property values. Read More

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Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 6:48pm

A decade-long legal battle between Naperville Unit District 203 and several taxing bodies in Warrenville has been settled with the city paying the school district $250,000. Read More

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:46pm

The Residential A real property tax classification that increases the tax rate by 71 percent — to $6 from $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value on non-owner occupied properties — has been in the news recently, but in all the hubbub, some major impacts and related issues have not surfaced. Read More

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 8:13pm

How to ruin your three-day Labor Day weekend: Get in a fight at a convenience store while drunk, continue the fight even when police intervene, fight the police officer trying to arrest you, knock his radio microphone from his shoulder, get pepper-sprayed, then rub some of the pepper spray in the officer's face Read More

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 8:14pm

The Barrow County School Board will discuss with its lawyers what to do about a long-ago error by the Barrow County tax assessor’s office which could have cost the school system more than $20 million in revenue. Read More